Sunday, June 1, 2014

Villanova football season countdown: 89 is for...

Leading up to the opening game of the Villanova football season on August 29 against Syracuse, Fact on Villanova Sports will be counting down the days between now and the beginning of the football season using the jersey numbers of Villanova football players of the past and present. For as many numbers as possible, effort will be taken to introduce players from the current team, with the exception of "important" players from the past.a Also, it's a ton of work to get pictures of all the players, so it may be incomplete. Oh well.  
Chris Polite
Wide Receiver: 2002-2006
Note: Chris Polite wore 7 when he was a senior, further throwing my list into a whack.
Of all the Villanova football games I have been to in my life, there are a few that stand out. One of those games is against Penn at Franklin Field in 2006, Villanova's first win while I was attending school there. During that game, Chris Polite caught a 57 yard touchdown on an absolute bomb from Marvin Burroughs. Villanova wound up holding on and winning that game 27-20, and finished the season 6-5 after beginning the season 0-3, which I think was the real catalyst to the playoff runs that would begin in 2008, and culminate with the 2009 national championship, as there was a core of freshmen on that team who saw a lot of playing time.

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